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Hammertime

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Re: 2017 Empire Clash - vs. Albany (Game 9)
« Reply #75 on: November 08, 2017, 04:53:55 am »
There's no question that Priore's record has been very mediocre, especially in light of the playoff drought for such a large university like SBU. I wouldn't give him much credit for earlier playoff appearances. The only reason they made it there was because of two "gifts" dropped in his lap when Hofstra dropped its program and freed up two outstanding running backs. This playoff year could very well be an outlier. Any contract extension should not be based on what happens this year...the program could revert to the mean next year.

Yes, yes, yes. This!!! I love that we're back in the running for the playoffs, but my God it shouldn't have taken this long. This is a contract year and we have tons of seniors on this team. I really want to see what he does next year. That will be telling. If we give him an extension  right now, that'd be a huge mistake. He knew he'd have loads of seniors and an easier schedule. These schedules are decided far, far in advance so coach P knew what was going on. As was mentioned, he's not going to change his style now, so extending him now would be a mistake. The improvement of Carbone is nice to see though. If we win 7 games next year, then maybe you can start talking about an extension.

There is only one person who needs to be convinced of this, and that is Shawn Heilbron..I think SH is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Coach P was influential in the hiring of SH several years ago. How does SH NOT renew P contract next year especially if SB wins a game or two in this year playoff??

I agree 100% with you about the 2 gifts you were referring to with the closure of Hofstra Football program. Top recruits from Long Island find their way into other FCS schools and some FBS...Coach P need to find a way to get them into SB for their education and for football.If he cant do that then may be SH has a huge, difficult decision to make at the end of next season
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